At 7:01 a.m. on Monday, June 8, the Metro released a new 7000-series rail car on the Red Line. To celebrate the grand opening, Metro employees gave out commemorative pins. This 7000-series train is the second one released on the Metro, with the first revealed on the Blue line last April. The new rail cars come with the promise of safer and more reliable travel along with technology like LCD map displays. Other goodies you can find around the rail car include nonslip flooring and digital video surveillance systems. More than half of the Metro's fleet is expected to be comprised of these new trains by 2018.
· 7000-Series Rail Cars Make Their Debut On Metro's Red Line [DCist]
· Metro's New 7000-Series Rail Cars to Premiere This April [Curbed DC]